Joe Jacques
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 4" 210LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 33, #984, Pittsburgh Pirates | Manhattan College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 2 1 5.06 23 1 1 26.2 20 1.58
2024 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 3 2 2.33
2 Seasons 2 1 5.46 25 1 1 29.2 22 1.65
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 23 2-1 5.06 26.2 20 1.58
2024 2 0-0 9.00 3 2 2.33
2 Seasons 25 2-1 5.46 29.2 22 1.65
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 28 436 86 3 3.5 2.5 88.9 115.9 -2.2 22.1 .242 .349 .366 .311 .318 45.3 16.4 8.2 5.06 4.07
2024 29 50 12 2 16.7 12.5 87.1 105.7 0.1 41.7 .441 .773 .516 .536 .597 50.0 12.5 6.3 9.00 15.97
Player 486 98 5 5.1 3.6 88.7 115.9 -2.0 24.5 .266 .400 .384 .337 .353 45.9 15.9 8.0
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Jacques relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(64.0%) ,
Slider
(22.0%) ,
Sweeper
(14.0%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 64.0 15.1 17.4 3.5 29.1 39.5 31.4 7.0 43.0 17.4 22.1 5.8 3.5 2.5
2024 41.7 25.0 33.3 0.0 58.3 8.3 33.3 16.7 25.0 0.0 41.7 0.0 16.7 12.5
Player 61.2 16.3 19.4 3.1 32.7 35.7 31.6 8.2 40.8 15.3 24.5 5.1 5.1 3.6
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 Sinker AZ L 32 90.5 37.1 7.9 27 17.2 0.9 6
2024 Slider AZ L 11 79.9 43.2 3.8 10 9.9 -0.3 -3
2024 Sweeper AZ L 7 77.4 47.0 5.9 14 16.5 0.5 3
2023 Slider BOS L 75 77.3 46.0 6.3 16 15.8 3.1 24
2023 4-Seam Fastball BOS L 1 93.1 27.6 -8.9 -48 12.8 1.6 15
2023 Changeup BOS L 8 84.9 40.6 3.6 10 13.9 -2.0 -13
2023 Sweeper BOS L 77 77.0 46.5 3.4 8 14.9 -2.1 -12
2023 Sinker BOS L 275 91.3 34.7 5.5 19 17.4 0.9 5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 Sinker -2.7 -1 32 64.0 10 .333 .667 .450 18.8 10.0 14.3 .466 .815 .556 37.5
2024 Slider -0.8 0 11 22.0 3 .667 1.000 .717 0.0 0.0 0.0 .569 1.070 .685 100.0
2024 Sweeper -17.0 -1 7 14.0 3 .500 .500 .533 33.3 33.3 100.0 .136 .136 .315 0.0
2023 Sinker -1.5 -4 275 63.1 94 .286 .393 .373 12.0 16.0 20.0 .232 .327 .288 44.3
2023 Sweeper -5.5 -4 77 17.7 13 .500 .875 .627 42.1 23.1 17.6 .306 .411 .461 60.0
2023 Slider -0.8 -1 75 17.2 12 .273 .545 .345 29.6 16.7 8.0 .240 .444 .289 40.0
2023 Changeup -7.2 -1 8 1.8 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .603 .701 .570 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -5.5 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Sinker 31 90.5 91 18.9 9:15 8:30 45
2024 Slider 11 79.9 35 11.5 4:15 3:15 60
2023 Sinker 237 91.3 97 18.7 9:00 8:45 15
2023 Slider 73 77.3 62 16.7 3:45 3:15 30
2023 Sweeper 76 77.0 65 15.9 3:45 3:15 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 120 436 -2 1 -4 -4 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 436 48.3 58.3 87.0 22.1 66.0 43.0 62.0 39.7 17.9 8.9 64.1
2024 50 54.0 63.0 88.2 30.4 71.4 38.0 87.5 48.0 16.7 6.0 66.7
Player 486 48.9 58.8 87.1 22.9 66.7 42.5 65.0 40.5 17.8 8.6 64.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2023 13 4 41
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 90.5 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 77.2 78.9 1.7
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.1 -1.8
Launch Angle -2.2 0.1 2.3
Barrel % 3.5 16.7 13.2
Hard Hit % 45.3 50.0 4.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 22.1 41.7 19.6
xBA .242 .441 0.199
BA .308 .429 0.121
xwOBA .311 .536 0.225
wOBA .366 .516 0.150
xSLG .349 .773 0.424
SLG .452 .714 0.262
K% 16.4 12.5 -3.9
BB% 8.2 6.3 -1.9
Swing % 39.7 48.0 8.3
Whiff% 17.9 16.7 -1.2
In Zone % 48.3 54.0 5.7
Out of Zone % 51.7 46.0 -5.7
Out of Zone Swing % 22.1 30.4 8.3
First Pitch Swing % 21.5 43.8 22.3
First Pitch Strike % 62.0 87.5 25.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 119 .363 77 3 3.9 42 15 35.7
2024 Shades 16 .516 9 0 0.0 7 2 28.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2023 109 16.6 11.0% 0.0% 115 19.3 0.9% 0.0%
2024 2 15.9 0.0% 0.0% 17 19.9 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution